Thunder of Zeus
The Herb Companion Dec '95/Jan '96
Whole coriander seed
Whole cumin seed
2" piece cinnamon stick
Dry white wine
Dissolve the sugar in the water and add the vanilla bean. Combine with the aged brandy mixture, add the white wine, bottle it, and let the entire mixture age another month. Strain the liquid and pour into bottles. Seal them and store in a cool, dark place.
Carefully warm the brandy to 115F. Bruise the seeds and spices and add them to the warm liquid. Pour the brandy into a bottle and seal it; store in a cool, dark place to age for at least one month.